Introduction to libgnome

The libgnome package contains the libgnome library.

Package information

libgnome dependencies



Installation of libgnome

Install libgnome by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome --localstatedir=/var/lib --disable-gtk-doc &&
make &&
make install

Command explanations

--libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin: This switch puts libexec files in $GNOME_PREFIX/sbin instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch sets LIBGNOME_LOCALSTATEDIR to /var/lib instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var to syncronize with the GNOME Games installation and properly record high scores in /var/lib/games.

--disable-gtk-doc: This switch prevents the rebuilding of documentation during the make command.


The libgnome package contains gnome-open, libgnome and libmoniker_extra_2 libraries.


libgnome libraries

libgnome libraries are the non-GUI portion of the GNOME libraries.

Last updated on 2005-02-13 06:36:18 -0700